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For election home stretch, Carlos Curbelo releases TV ad that makes no mention of Joe Garcia


Republican Carlos Curbelo released a new television ad a week before Election Day, and it's not an attack piece.

Sure, Curbelo bashes "politicians today" who have "made an economic mess." But he doesn't name his opponent, Miami Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia. Instead, the 30-second spot, titled "Driven," shows Curbelo -- a Miami-Dade County school board member, despite his jab at "politicians" -- in a classroom of young children. He tells the camera they motivate him.

"Politics doesn't drive me. They do," Curbelo says, pointing at the kids.

He goes on to point out that he is the son of exiles and notes that, "Rought out of college, I built my own business." Garcia has gone after Curbelo for refusing to disclose the clients of his company, Capitol Gains, which Curbelo founded and runs but is listed as being owned by his wife.